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to the Putting Lab CLICK
HERE or telephone Golf Reception
on 0161 655 3668 for more details
In 2011 PGA Professional Brian
Connor opened the Putting Lab at the Golf Performance Centre to complete
the services that are offered at The Manchester Golf Club to golfers both
in terms of the golf swing and the art of putting.
We are one of only a few centres
offering this level of service making us very specialised in our approach
to putting coaching & putter custom fitting.
Hogan once said 'There is no similarity
between golf and putting - they are two different games - one is played
in the air and the other on the ground'.
Where else can you find such
an extensive collection of Odyssey, Scotty Cameron, Yes and Ping putters
to be fitted to YOU? At the Putting Lab we use Science and Motion or SAM
putting software and video analysis to find the best putter to suit your
stroke, create the best role, most consistency and to hole more putts.
the majority of us spend more time on the practise ground working on our
driving skills and our iron play than we do on the putting green.
There is no doubt that those
players who identify that the strength of their putting game is crucial
to their scoring ability, are giving themselves the best opportunity for
improvement. If you are one of these players then the Putting Lab is here
Putting Lab is fitted with the very latest technology to help you improve
your putting this includes the SAM
Digital technology and
an indoor putting green.
are a few things to consider. Putter fitting
is not just for professional golfers. By having your putter adjusted to
match your build and unique swing stroke you can improve your putting
stats. Off-the-shelf putters are not designed for optimal putting as they
are built on the mass production principle of one-size fits all. It is
possible to putt the ball straight with an ill-suited putter, but the
odds are stacked against you when it comes to consistency.
When you are choosing a putter
this is what you should be looking for:
sure the putter is the correct length to
suit your personal height and physique.
the putter is set at the correct lie angle
to suit you.
a static putter fitting always be fitted dynamically as this is in real
time and mirrors what you would expect out on the golf course.
set, this means whether the shaft of the putter should be in front of
the face of the putter or any where to just behind the putter face, get
this wrong and this can make a considerable difference to aim and putter
face square at impact.
putter loft, again this can only be carried
out accurately being fitted dynamically.
of the putter is a very personal thing but is extremely important in maintaining
the correct feel for the player and getting it wrong will make maintaining
rhythm much more difficult. Can affect long putts significantly.
of the putter must suit your personal stroke mechanics again this should
only be assessed with a dynamic fitting which will assess what will work
best for you.
or no insert again this can only really be carried out correctly
by dynamic fitting, by doing this you can see and feel exactly what is
happening and the science behind it does not lie!
grip size must suit your hand and finger size but not only that
the grip material, density, elasticity and quality are often over looked
and can make the putter have a totally different performance.
fitting will not correct a poor setup and stroke it will only make it
"less bad". The answer to this is to improve your putting technique.
The goal here is to find a method that is simple, swings the putter in
a consistent arc and strikes the ball in the same spot on the face every
to this putting
improve touch and feel and advice on how to develop a consistent pre shot
routine and you are on your way to improving your putting.
what one customer had to say after having a putting lesson.
for the excellent putting lesson - had a personal best gross of 75 yesterday
with only 24 putts!'
we opened the Golf Performance Centre in 2009 our vision was to create
a complete service for amateur golfers who simply wanted to take their
game to the next level. Prior to using our services many customers felt
that they could only aspire to be a better player because they didn't
have the same sort of facilities that professionals have on tour to help
them make the right decisions for their game.
had made bad decisions by purchasing ill fitting golf equipment that had
ruined their game and cost them a great deal of money.
Club Fitting Centre has been dubbed by industry professionals as 'The
best fitting centre outside of the Belfry',
compliment indeed but we knew that there was still someway to go. Now
that our Putting Lab is open I believe that our facilities are complete
as we now have the ability to provide five star assistance in all areas
of the game.
what makes our setup unique? Both the Golf Performance Centre and the
Putting Lab are supported by the best companies in golf and our mission
is clear - Fit the customer to the product that best suits their game
irrelevant of brand AND if we can't improve on a customer's own clubs
or putter don't sell anything!
speak to someone about the Putting Lab or the Golf Performance Centre
please call 0161 655 3668.
the same way that the angles created during the golf swing impact on the
outcome of a golf shot. The same is correct in putting.
We all have
individual putting traits but there are a number of constants that can
affect our putting. If the
toe of the putter is not level and is either up or down, it can immediately
misdirect the ball off line. If the individual's putter is not square
at impact, it can also immediately misdirect the ball off line. If the
loft of the putter is wrong (most putters have 4 degrees loft), the ball
can immediately go airborne or be driven into the ground, which will cause
the ball to bounce.